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Near Aboot - A Cosy One Bed Apartment on a Croft Next to a UNESCO World Heritage

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

A Ten Minute Walk From Stromness & Close to Orkneys Rich Archaeological Heritage

After a day of exploring all of what Orkney has to offer you can relax back in the comfort and privacy of your apartment. You may wish to wind away an evening with a relaxing walk around The Loons (old Norse for ‘marshy area’) – an adjacent flat meadowside walk, or simply enjoy a glass of wine while watching the sun set to the songs of the meadow birds, or even have a barbeque with some of Orkney’s finest produce form our local shops and butchers. Or if eating out and local nightlife is your thing then the bars, cafes and restaurants of Stromness are only a 10 minute walk away. You may of course wish to catch up with loved ones or blog your day’s adventures with our complimentary free WiFi.

Whatever you seek from Orkney’s rich tapestry of culture, flora and fauna – Stromness Apartments offers you an idyllic setting and perfect location to base your stay.

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Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2018

About Alexander

Hey I'm Alexander, I'm 21 years old and currently juggling life between working in the UK and studying at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

The apartments are a result of a barn conversion on my Granny & Grandad's croft of Milldam, where my Mum was born and brought up.

You'll be welcome to walk around the old farm and enjoy the surrounding land and trees that my Grandad and Dad planted (they are not very common in Orkney we like to brag about them!).

My places are new to HomeAway but I really hope you can come and enjoy them soon. Alexander :-)

Alexander purchased this apartment in 1963

Why Alexander chose Stromness

The beautiful and charming town of Stromness is only a 10 minute walk away, with its historic winding cobbled streets, dramatic aspect and busy harbour. The Apartments are an ideal place for exploring all of what Orkney has to offer, and only a short walk from the main bus routes, or a mere 5 minute drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting some of the best and most numerous Neolithic sites in Northern Europe.

A World Heritage Site on Your Doorstep….

Jump in your car and in 5 minutes you find yourself in one of the richest archaeological landscapes in the world, the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site. From the spectacular and iconic Ring of Brodgar, to Maeshowe - the finest Neolithic tomb in Northern Europe, or the Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae - the best preserved group of prehistoric houses in Western Europe, Stromness Apartments puts you on the doorstep of Neolithic Orkney. You can even visit the live dig at The Ness of Brodgar - recently featured on the front cover of National Geographic magazine this 3 hectare site filled with massive stone structures containing unique and spectacular finds is without parallel in Europe.

Enjoy everything Orkney Has to Offer….

Only 20 minutes away you’ll find Orkney’s main town of Kirkwall, home to Britain’s most northerly cathedral, the beautiful c900 year old St Magnus Cathedral. Kirkwall also boasts numerous shops and cafes, a theatre, sports centre, 3D cinema, as well as 3 large supermarkets


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Stromness in Orkney

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility
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Near Aboot - A Cosy One Bed Apartment on a Croft Next to a UNESCO World Heritage
average rating of 3.0 based on 1 reviews

Near about apartment Stromness,Orkney

  • 3 of 5

took us hours to find it . Even with a Sat Nav. It was very clean .

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to review Stromness Apartments, I'm delighted that you were happy with the presentation of the apartment. I'd just like to add that every guest is sent a tailored Google Map taking them from the boat that they arrive into Orkney on, to the apartment door. To supplement this we are waiting for the delivery of new signs to go at the bottom of the road. :-)
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Stromness, Scotland

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 10% 2018
8 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Folk Festival
23 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £5

Check-in from 1600
Check-out by 1000

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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